Joseph Rosenthal

Joseph Rosenthal, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 366-9211

About Me

I specialize in an area of medicine called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This means I help patients recover function that they have lost due to a variety of injuries and diseases including stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Doing what I can to help patients return to their family and lives after these potentially life-altering brain injuries is extremely rewarding.

The thing I enjoy most about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is collaborating every day with fantastic physicians, nurses and therapists to help our patients recover and gain function as quickly and safely as possible. This team approach to patient care is not only great for patients, but also makes coming to work enjoyable.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Chief Resident, Ohio State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2009-2010)
  • Research interest in falls prevention
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Brain Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Hypoxia, Brain
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

More About My Work


142 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Rosenthal is a tremendous doctor! I've been seeing him for 5 & 1/2 years & he's helped me in so many way! He's amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2018

He listens carefully to my concerns and then explains very thoroughly what he thinks will help, then he asks if I'm willing to try what he suggested.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Rosenthal is a great doctor - I can say this because I have seen many doctors throughout my injury. Dr. Rosenthal is top shelf.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018


Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

I've been going to Dr. Rosenthal for 5 years and I can't say I have ever had a bad experience with Dr. Rosenthal. He's helped me so much and has been great!

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

He has already helped me a lot. he is super knowledgeable and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

EXCELLENT DOCTOR - caring - listens information never pushing one at the door.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2018

Doctor Rosenthal has been fabulous.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Went over alternatives to medication that he could prescribe for my current problem. Chose the one he felt that would be best and had me schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss if we needed to make changes.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

Doctor shows genuine concern for my situation and provide treatment.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Rosenthal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.